Develop your knowledge and understanding of beak and claw overgrowth in reptiles. This is a one-part course that can also be taken as part of the Reptile skin conditions course bundle.
This module looks at pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment and outcomes of beak and claw overgrowth in reptiles, including:
Cause – inappropriate substrate with no opportunities to wear down nails and/or fed an inappropriate diet.
Signs – visual elongation of the nails and beak.
Diagnosis – clinical examination.
Treatment – correction of size and shape of beak using a high-speed spinning tool; slipping should be reserved for nails only.
Prognosis – good depending on degree of deformity.
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This online module includes an e-Book with content from Vetstream's Vetlexicon Exotis (reptiles) followed by a quiz leading to a personalized certificate. Written by some of the world's leading veterinarians, ensuring accuracy and depth of content.
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This module is worth approximately 30 minutes of CPD.